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This must be the month of copywrongs: New York coffee-lover Sam Penix, who tattooed his coffee shop’s logo on his hand, received the following letter from the legal agency representing New York State:
Everyman Espresso’s unauthorized and confusingly similar use of the I ♥ NY® logo” violated federal trademark law and implied “a misleading designation of source, origin, endorsement, sponsorship or approval by the New York State Department of Economic Development of your merchandise.”
What a way to punish a man celebrating the very love of his city that the logo was designed to celebrate in the first place.
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that iconic graphic designer Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY identity in 1977, has famously never seen a cent in royalties. 

This must be the month of copywrongs: New York coffee-lover Sam Penix, who tattooed his coffee shop’s logo on his hand, received the following letter from the legal agency representing New York State:

Everyman Espresso’s unauthorized and confusingly similar use of the I ♥ NY® logo” violated federal trademark law and implied “a misleading designation of source, origin, endorsement, sponsorship or approval by the New York State Department of Economic Development of your merchandise.”

What a way to punish a man celebrating the very love of his city that the logo was designed to celebrate in the first place.

Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that iconic graphic designer Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY identity in 1977, has famously never seen a cent in royalties. 

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    sam penix of everyman espresso, new york
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    Just because the NYS Dept of Economic Development can go after Penix, doesn’t mean they should.
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    RIGHTS
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    1. Parody = fair use 2. Not confusing at all, more than an ambiguous difference 3. Fuck off, legal beagles
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    Hmm…
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    RIDICULOUS
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